Rosatom attends the 26th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
ROSATOM, a global technology leader, will attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, UK, from October 31 to November 12, 2021.
COP26 will bring together political and business leaders from around the world to discuss how to accelerate progress towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Ensuring global net zero by the middle of this century is one of the main goals of the conference.
During COP26, ROSATOM will participate in a series of events aimed at highlighting the essential role that nuclear energy can play in decarbonization. In addition, representatives of Rosatom will speak at a series of events organized by the Russian delegation.
On November 4, ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev gave a video address at the IAEA-hosted high-level session “Nuclear and Renewable Energy for a Carbon Neutral Future”.
The “Youth for Nuclear: Reconsidering the Sustainable Energy Challenge” session was held as part of Youth Day and climate-focused education programs on November 5.
Clean Nuclear Energy Day, which took place on November 8, showcased ROSATOM technology and the importance of nuclear power to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Clean Nuclear Energy Day was kicked off with an opening statement by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi. Kirill Komarov, ROSATOM’s first Deputy Managing Director for Development and International Affairs, Sama Bilbao y Leon, Managing Director of the World Nuclear Association, and Tom Samson, CEO of Rolls-Royce SMR Limited, took part in the session on the role of nuclear energy in meeting net zero obligations.
ROSATOM Managing Director Alexey Likhachev will speak at a November 11 session on “Low Carbon Development: Russia’s Role and Approaches”. The event will be moderated by the head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchyuk. Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov, President of Sberbank German Gref and CEO of En + Group Vyacheslav Solomin are also among the participating speakers.
Tatyana Terentyeva, Deputy Director General of Human Resources of ROSATOM, will speak at a session “Inclusive Human Resources Strategies for the Nuclear Sector: Balanced Diversity”. Polina Lion, Chief Sustainability Officer of ROSATOM, will speak at numerous sessions devoted to the fight against climate change, carbon neutrality and green finance. Boris Arseev, Director of International Affairs of ROSATOM, will participate in a discussion on the contribution of non-energy nuclear solutions to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Around 25,000 people are expected to come to Glasgow for the two-week climate change conference, including heads of state and government from more than 120 countries.
© Press release 2021